Lawyer synonyms

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The definition of an attorney is a professional who has graduated from law school and who is licensed to represent clients in legal matters.
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Advice or guidance, especially as solicited from a knowledgeable person.
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A lawyer
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A student of jurisprudence; jurist
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In England, a lawyer who argues cases in court. See also solicitor.
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One skilled in the law
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A person who speaks or writes in support of something
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A party that is not involved in a particular litigation but that is allowed by the court to advise it on a matter of law or policy directly affecting the litigation.
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(Law) a master of jurisprudence.
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Attributive form of legal eagle
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(Law) A counselor, counsellor, counselor-at-law or counsellor-at-law is an attorney.
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(US) A person who supervises students as they take an examination, in the United States at the college/university level; often the department secretary, or a fellow/graduate student.
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One who is authorized to act on behalf of another; an agent.
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An attorney holding a public office that handles cases involving a city, state, or other jurisdiction.
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One who has thorough knowledge and experience of law, especially an eminent judge, lawyer, or legal scholar.
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(Sports) One of the players whose primary task is to prevent the opposition from scoring.
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A public official, as a district attorney, who conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of the State or people
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(Law) A person who institutes a prosecution in court
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One appointed as the substitute of another, and empowered to act for him, in his name or his behalf; a substitute in office; a lieutenant; a representative; a delegate; a vicegerent; as, the deputy of a prince, of a sheriff, of a township, etc.
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(Computing) In the client-server model, the part of the system that performs information preparation and exchange on behalf of a client or server. Especially in the phrase “intelligent agent” it implies some kind of autonomous process which can communicate with other agents to perform some collective task on behalf of one or more humans.
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An attorney hired by the government for the purpose of defending anyone who is accused of a crime but who is unable to afford to hire an attorney. The right to such a defense is guaranteed by the Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution.
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The head of the U.S. Department of Justice and member of the President's Cabinet
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A law officer of similar rank in certain U.S. states and in England
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In the U.S., a lawyer serving in a specified judicial district as prosecutor for the state or for the federal government in criminal cases
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(Informal) A clever, shrewd, or tricky lawyer, esp. one skilled in taking advantage of legal technicalities
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Someone who acts in a disreputable, unethical, or unscrupulous way, especially in the practice of law and politics.
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(Derogatory) An unethical attorney who solicits business at the scenes of accidents or in hospitals, in exchange for a percentage of the damages that will be recovered in the case.
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A spokesman who speaks on behalf of someone else
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The definition of a pettifogger is a lawyer who handles minor cases using unethical manors, or a cheater.
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An impromptu or extralegal system of justice substituted for established judicial procedure:
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An attorney; a counsel.
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(--- U.S. Air Force) A noncommissioned officer of the fourth grade, ranking above airman first class and below staff sergeant
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A member of the common people who holds no title or rank.
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Synonym Study

  • Counsel , often equivalent to counselor , is frequently used collectively for a group of counselors
  • Attorney , usually, and its British equivalent, solicitor , always, refer to a lawyer legally empowered to act for a client, as in drawing up a contract or will, settling property, etc.
  • Counselor and its British equivalent, barrister , refer to a lawyer who conducts cases in court
  • Lawyer is the general term for a person trained in the law and authorized to advise or represent others in legal matters
Find another word for lawyer. In this page you can discover 42 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for lawyer, like: attorney, counsel, legal adviser, attorney at law, jurisprudent, barrister, legist, advocate, amicus curiae, jurisconsult and legal-eagle.